In Malaysia nowadays,
it’s quite difficult to get hold of fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram it’s quite easy to buy fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram in the supermarket. Why, you can even grow your own herbs. If you buy a bunch of herbs and using only a portion of the herbs, surely you will keep the rest in the fridge or countertop. Problem is they won’t last long. It’ll be a waste to let them wilt.
Here’s how to use the freezing method to preserve unused fresh herbs. Just thaw ’em before using.
Here’s how I do it.
You will need an ice cube tray, water & Ziploc bag (optional).
Place a couple of leaves into each compartments. Add water to the brink or half of it. Freeze. That’s it!
These are fresh rosemary in ice cubes. You can keep it like this until you need the herbs for soup or cooking. For me because I don’t have extra ice cube tray, I need to remove them and keep in the Ziploc bag.
Use it as it is for soup & cooking and thaw them if you’re going to use for salad or marinating. Simple as that. 🙂
Here’s another tip on storing fresh herbs – water container method
Updated: 28th Nov 2018